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On Monday 23 August 2004 20:39, Curtis Vaughan wrote:
> So, could someone tell me if my system is salvageable or not and what I
> need to do?
> Or, should I just start over?
> Curtis

> On 21 Aug, 2004, at 17:06, Curtis Vaughan wrote:
> > So, it is my understanding that I did in fact do things right (or that
> > is
> > to say that The Complete FreeBSD had the right directions.  But that
> > something else went wrong.
> >
> > BTW, I installed 4.8 from scratch.  Then spent a couple of days
> > preparing
> > to do a cvsup making sure that I set everything up right (sources:
> > Complete FreeBSD, freebsd.org, and this list.
> >
> > Then I did the cvsup.  Everything else I've already written about in a
> > previous letter.

using which sup configration:
- -----------------sample---------------
*default host=cvsup.de.freebsd.org
*default base=/usr
*default prefix=/tmp/cvsup
*default release=cvs
*default delete use-rel-suffix
*default tag=RELENG_4_5
- ---------------------------------------------
what is default tag in your sup file ???

> >
> > Unfortunately, it doesn't seem that booting into an old kernel is an
> > option.  I have looked at the files on my system and there is no
> > kernel.old or anything like it. There is only a kernel directory under
> > the /boot/ directory.
5.x put kernel there.it seems you
> >
since you are using 4.8 your kernel should be in /kernel
and old one should be /kernel.old (these are files

and also you should have /modules and /modules.old

we have to learn our kernel version first.

"uname -a"
this is from a 4.8 stable system:
FreeBSD sunburn 4.8-STABLE FreeBSD 4.8-STABLE #0: Fri Jul 11 04:42:22 EEST 
2003    [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/stable_48  i386
 what is your "uname -a" output 

and one more impotent question.
do you remember your runlevel when you tried "make installworld" ??

documentation suggest that you boot into sibgle user? 

were you in single user??
> > What information do I need to provide to perhaps salvage this system?
> > And what steps did I possibly miss?
> >
> > Curtis
> >
> >> "Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P." <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> >>> Yup.  Go back to the top --- I missed where
> >>> in your list of steps you actually *installed*
> >>> the new kernel...
> >>
> >> That would be where he said:
> >>>> make kernel
> >>
> >> which is equivalent to "make buildkernel installkernel".
> >>
> >> It doesn't explain quite what's happening here, though -- and he
> >> didn't even *hint* at such basic clues as what version he was updating
> >> from or to (there may be extra steps for large updating jumps).
> >>
> >> Booting the old kernel is certainly worth a try before starting over,
> >> though; the system is quite likely to be salvageable.

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